I’m loving the sun here in Eastbourne, where you’ll often see signs claiming it’s the sunniest town in the UK… but is it, according to whom?!

The Met Office disagrees, making Shoeburyness in Essex the sun-soaked capital. But hey, that’s the funny thing about reviews.

If a claim isn’t backed up with evidence, or attributed to real organisations, businesses or individuals – do you believe them?

It’s about trust, isn’t it? 90% of us read online reviews before purchasing. I know I have – whether it’s swimming trunks or holiday destinations, I head straight for the reviews.

The business world is no different. Take my website; you can find 50+ named testimonials from clients across every business industry just like these:

Group of Engineering Companies
“So good we recommend him to other Companies”

“Mark Smillie is very good at what he does – you can’t fault his helpfulness and inside knowledge on finance companies. We would definitely go back to him again with any business finance requirements and do recommend him to other companies.”

Kevin Hanbury
Managing Director-3K’s Engineering

“Mark Smillie came up trumps and delivered a finance package in very challenging circumstances. It’s easy to think his success stories are too good to be true, but I now know from experience that he is an approachable, real person that you can speak to directly. His service is excellent and he knows his stuff. We worked with one of his trusted, specialist contacts as part of securing the deal and they scored 10 out of 10 too. Highly recommended.”

Joe Ellis
BTB Exhausts Ltd

“We went to Mark for business finance after being let down by other brokers who promised the world and never delivered. Mark was the first genuine specialist we met, and the only broker who actually did what he said he would. He gets the finer details right. We were introduced to an expert for our particular scenario and successful with finance for our eCommerce business. Mark will listen and advise on the best solution – it may even be one you didn’t know existed. Mightily impressed that he even arranged an independent follow-up call for feedback on his service. No hesitation in recommending Mark.”

Iain Cumpstey
Managing Director - Laeto Trading Ltd

“We’re very pleased with the financial solution Mark delivered for us and we still keep the direct relationship with our clients as a result. As a young and growing business, we hadn’t held out much hope of being able to find the support we needed, but having done some research, Mark was confident he could help. He’s definitely the go-to person for invoice finance.”

Drew Benham
Director-Comcore Ltd

“Mark totally exceeded my expectations. He was amazingly responsive to every phone call and email, gave great advice without judgement, and was very honest about my position and how he could help. He introduced me to a wonderful specialist, Leanne, who was very good and delivered the finance I needed. I felt supported by Mark every step of the way, I just don’t have a bad word to say – it was all super smooth!”


We approached 4 brokers with the same proposition, but it was obvious we should engage with Mark Smillie at Ringrose Business Finance. He was frank and honest about what he could achieve and had a real can-do attitude. With his knowledge and network, we were introduced to a top-notch specialist and our application was successful. Mark’s personal touches before, during and after the process is something you rarely get these days. I can’t recommend Mark highly enough.

Femi Sanusi
Managing Director - Health Connections PTS

“Mark Smillie is very positive and straightforward to work with. He knew exactly who to put us in touch with to get the business finance product we needed. It was a painless process and we are very pleased with the product that was put together for us. We are already recommending his refreshingly personalised service to other businesses.”

Susannah Retallick
Managing Director-CR Willcocks Ltd

And it's why, for anyone seeking business finance - I tell them to check out my reviews before calling; they sell my service better than me.

If you've had a read and wanted a quick chat about any business finance queries, you are always welcome to call me direct on my mobile: 07710466166.

Have a great week, enjoy the sun and remember to check those testimonials!


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